Clues: What links these symptoms together – irritation,
pain, redness, headache, fogging?
Answer: COVID 19.
Over the past year, we’ve all found
ourselves dealing with some new
aches and pains in odd ways. Glasses’ fogging. Irritation of the
nose. Redness of cheeks. Back of ear irritation. Neck pain. Headache.
The protective gear has its side-effects in addition
to its benefits. Your Pflugerville chiropractor is here to
help lessen some of the associated pains like neck
pain and headache. Pflugerville Wellness Center welcomes
Pflugerville headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.
ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Pflugerville NECK
PAIN AND HEADACHE
Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. A
study of nurses explained that headache affected
73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered
36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was reported by 91.7%. N95
wearers reported issues with nasal bridge scarring in 76.6% and
pain and indentation of the back of the ears by 66.4%. (1) A recent
study of nurses who wore masks and other PPE for greater
than 4 hours at a time revealed that vision problems bothered
47.9% of them as did redness of cheeks/nose bridge/ears, dry mouth, and
headaches. (2) One study of healthcare workers centered
on the occurrence of headache during COVID-19.
81% stated that they acquired novel PPE
(mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them reported experiencing headaches before
COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said that increased
mask/eye wear equipment affected their headache control and
work. (3) Overall headache occurrence due to PPE (mask/eye) was 62% in another
report. Working more than 8 hours at a time escalated
the risk of new headache incidence. Discomfort,
blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing
such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues
and triggered new headache occurrences.
(4) Pflugerville Wellness Center has listened to new pain complaints
from our Pflugerville chiropractic patients this past year. Your
Pflugerville chiropractor has taken care of many for
headache and neck pain relief.
NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC
According to the American Chiropractic
Association, our Pflugerville chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic
patients across the country are telling of some new pain
issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during COVID experience, particularly patients
who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal life. In these times, it
is no wonder that patients are describing
more pain. Masks may well add to pain in the neck, shoulders,
and upper back. Masks may impact vision. If a mask rests
too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see more clearly or hold
the neck in a different way to see better.
A better fitting mask may help. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great
option! (5) Your Pflugerville chiropractor understands
these issues and is ready to help!
CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center
Listen to the PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on the Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares
the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.
Schedule your next Pflugerville
chiropractic appointment with Pflugerville Wellness Center. We offer no more clues to the
riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option.
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